2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 243 Sociology of Sexualities

3 hours 

This course uses a sociological lens to explore how sexuality is socially constructed, policed, expressed, and suppressed, with particular attention to how sexuality intersects with race, gender, and class. Sexual identities-gay, straight, bisexual, or queer-and sexual behaviors are key aspects of social relationships between people, and between people and their communities, families, governments, and cultures. It will focus on U.S. society while using cross-cultural comparisons in order to examine major trends within sexualities studies.




ENG 101, and SOC 101 or GEN 101